As we’ve previously learned about Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim play directors who are tasked with creating a billion dollar movie and of course they screw it up. So they choose to set up a new business in an abandoned mall and hilarity ensures as their delightful characters – played by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, John C Reilly, Will Forte and others – stop by for zany adventures.
We also know that it pissed a ton of people off at Sundance recently.
At least one couple storming out of the theater actually hollered back at the screen. Heidecker and Wareheim could barely contain their glee at a post-screening Q&A. “What’d he say?” Heidecker demanded.
The incident happened during a scene where the two guys are riding around in a cart chasing hobos out of the derelict mall, screaming “Get the f— out!”
A man stomping out of the theater at that moment shouted back, “We f—ing ARE!” About two dozen people had already fled before that, and many more took off after. About two-thirds of the audience remained by the time the credits rolled. (Via Entertainment Weekly)
The rest of that article is totally worth the read, because their interaction with the pissed off audience is hilarious.
The directors will brave on with their creation, which hits theaters on March 2, but Billion Dollar Movie is actually already available for download and On Demand as well. In fact, they’re so hellbent on success, that Heidecker and Wareheim have spent the past few weeks tracking down a number of celebrities, and making them sign a pledge to not only see the movie in theaters, but also to bring at least one family member with them, while also swearing to not see The Lorax.
Thankfully, Tim and Eric recorded these celebrities making and signing their pledges and I have a bunch of them after the jump.
(Hat tip to our friends at Buzzfeed.)